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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/07/2018

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. Just had the appointment with my doctor so I thought i would let you know. He said that there is no point in going gluten free during pregnancy since I dont have any problems with gluten myself. I dont eat as much gluten as i used too before getting married since now i will only cook gluten free for both of us but he said there is no need to cut down on any gluten i am eating outside the house etc. When the baby comes he did agree i should breast feed for as long as possible which i really hope to be able to. There is one more piece of advice that i would like to share. We have discovered 2 types of seeds that one can use to substitute for wheat. These are "dinkel" and "Triticum dicoccum" (the name for the 2nd one in greek in "zea", i think that is the best translation i could get). Both of these are supposed to be much better quality in nutrients and have high amount of magnesium. Most importnat thing is that they have very low amount of gluten and of different kind so it biodegrades differently. Doctors still say it is not advisable to eat products from these 2 seeds if you are celiac but i am thinking it might be a good solution to switch to those myself and introduce those to the diet of the baby instead of classic wheat, when time comes. Its a bit down the line for us and not something i have tried, to be able to say more, but thought i should share the info for anybody interested to look into it.
  2. Many thanks for the feedback, it really helps a lot! I agree for the breastfeeding, its so important for the childs' immune system..i hope i will be able to breastfeed for as long as possible too. Did you avoid allergens (milk, eggs, garlic, mushrooms and nuts) during pregnancy because you are actually allergic to them or just as a precaution to not trigger it in the baby? I am waiting to meet a gastroenterologist to ask for advice hoping they have had similar cases. I fould the article too, thanks a lot, it is good food for thought for c-sections. I have heard more and more people trying to defend c-sections arguing that they have nothing less to offer to the baby but there are so many different opinions on this that it is very hard to know. I think the decision to breastfeed for as long as possible is the best you can do in any case. I think i will also have to teach myself not to freak out about letting children crawl in dirt, it will take some effort! Once i see the doctor i will post any advice he gives me in case anyone else finds it usefull. For the moment and till i see him i have tried to stop or minimise eating any gluten just to be on the safe side. Hope your daughter stays always strong, allergen-free and happy!
  3. Hi all, I am new to this forum and would like to ask for some advice from anyone that might have experienced the same. My husband is celiac and has been on a gluten free diet for the last 8 years. I am now 2 months pregnant on our first baby and have been worrying about whether I should be following a gluten-free diet during pregnancy and breast-feeding. I have heard that to minimise the chances of a baby developing celiac disease it is best to not introduce gluten into the baby's diet before 2 years old. So based on this i fear if me eating gluten during pregnancy might trigger the intolerancy into the baby. If anyone knows more on this please help... Thanks a lot! Zoi